We had a small adventure yesterday. We went to a summer cottage on one of the islands off the coast of Kotka. Gorgeous sunny day, good food and I got to spend some time with one of my best friends. My boyfriend experienced a proper wood burning sauna and he even skinny dipped to the sea couple of times, enjoying himself to the fullest. He just can not get enough of sauna, he absolutely loves it, with a capital L.
Later on my friend's father came to pick us up with his boat. We were more or less half way back to Kotka when the boat's waterpump broke down and we were stuck, floating somewhere between Kuutsalo island and Kotka. So there was only one thing to do... to call the coast guard and ask for their help. We told them we were alright, so there was no hurry. The sea was pretty calm and we even had some food & drink on board.
Eventually the "cavalry" arrived and drew us back to the Kotka harbour. It was a slow journey (our boat was bigger than theirs), but at least we got to admire a beautiful sunset and my boyfriend found the whole coast guard experience quite exciting. According to him there is never a dull moment when we are in Finland :-)
Few pictures from the Sapokka Water Garden in Kotka. It is such a lovely place to have a walk or just sit on a bench, admire the views and chill. Every time I come to Kotka, I have to go there as soon as possible.